Prior to taking the Oath of Office, each newly elected official in a third class city, borough, or first class township, must present a signed affidavit to the city clerk, secretary, or manager attesting to continuous residency for one year preceding the individual’s election. This affidavit is a qualification for office.
Each municipality should reach out to its newly elected officials and provide notice of this requirement well in advance of January’s swearing-in ceremonies. Here is a sample residency affidavit. Your solicitor should approve prior to its use.